Breaking the Silence

Addressing Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, and Neglect

A Resource Designed to Protect Vulnerable Populations and Educate the Public on Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

Welcome to NPHI’s dedicated resource for addressing the issues of domestic violence, elder abuse, and neglect. As the landscape of healthcare increasingly shifts to in-home care, understanding and tackling these silent epidemics is more important than ever.

This guide is designed to support healthcare professionals, caregivers, and community members in identifying, preventing, and addressing domestic violence, elder abuse, and neglect, ensuring the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable populations.

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Breaking the Silence

Addressing Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, and Neglect

Resource Contents

  • Understanding domestic violence and elder abuse
  • Risk factors and common characteristics of victims and perpetrators
  • Screening and identification reporting and support
  • Educational tools 

“Even if the proportion of
victims of abuse of older people remains constant, the global number of victims will increase rapidly due to population ageing, growing to some 320 million victims by 2050.” (World Health Organization)

Understand insights like this and much more

How do I report elder abuse or abuse of an older person or senior?

Call the police or 911 immediately if someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger

OR you can reach the Eldercare Locator by telephone at 1-800-677-1116

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